Please note, patient visitors will be limited to no more than one for the patient’s entire hospital stay or visit. Children under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed as visitors. For more information on our ongoing response to COVID-19 in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Central Florida, visit our coronavirus website.Click to learn more
As a result of the recent Executive Order from the office of the Governor of the State of Florida and out of an abundance of caution and concern for our patients during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the scheduling of elective surgeries and procedures until further notice. This helps us minimize the chance of infection for our patients and staff, conserves the use of personal protective equipment and maintains resources for those who might become critically ill in the future. We will resume scheduling elective surgeries and other procedures once the situation improves. Please reach out to your primary health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.
Nearly 900 expert UF College of Medicine and community physicians along with more than 9,000 skilled Shands nursing and support staff provide comprehensive high-quality patient care, from primary care and family medicine to subspecialty tertiary and quaternary services for patients with highly complex medical conditions.
The faculty from the UF College of Medicine includes nationally and internationally recognized physicians whose expertise is supported by intensive research activities. Shands' affiliation with the UF Health Science Center allows patients to benefit from the latest medical knowledge and technology.
UF Health Shands Hospital’s specialty programs are consistently ranked among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings.
Patients and Visitors
UF Health Shands Hospital provides many services and amenities for its patients, their families and visitors. Refer to our Patient and Visitor's Guide for information on admissions, planning your visit, places to eat, and information of discharge and billing and insurance.
UF Health is Baby-Friendly
UF Health Shands Hospital is one of just seven hospitals in the state of Florida to receive the Baby-Friendly designation, an international initiative that aims to improve breastfeeding support for new mothers sponsored by UNICEF.
About the Hospital
In U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 Best Hospital rankings, UF Health Shands Hospital was among the nation’s best in seven specialties:
- Cancer (42nd)
- Diabetes & Endocrinology (40th)
- Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (40th)
- Geriatrics (37th)
- Nephrology (24th)
- Pulmonology and Lung Surgery (44th)
- Urology (24th)
Centers of Emphasis
UF Health Shands Hospital Centers of Emphasis include:
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Shands Hospital , please contact 352-265-0111.
Pay your billconsult our billing section.
Calculating ExpensesUF Health hospitals provide price information to help you plan for potential out-of-pocket expenses.
Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Financial AssistancePatients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.
UF Health is tobacco-free
Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.